Supporters of legalizing gay marriage in Ohio say it could yield $165 million for the state.
Freedom to Marry Ohio on Thursday released a report by Bill Lafayette of Regionomics LLC of Columbus titled Economic Impacts of Legalizing Marriage of Same-Gender Couples in Ohio.
According to Lafayette’s findings, approximately half of Ohio’s 19,700 gay couples would marry if the state repealed its 2004 Constitutional ban on gay marriage and legalized the institution resulting in a $165 million economic impact over three years. The estimate includes money spent on weddings and wages paid to workers in the wedding industry.
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